Lam Takong Jolabhavadhana Hydro Power Plant at Nakhon Ratchasima
Lam Takong Jolabhavadhana Hydro Power Plant was constructed due to the higher demand of electricity which resulted in the construction of the first reversible pump storage hydropower plant in Thailand. The first phase is Lam Takong Hydro Power Plant, competent for producing 500 megawatts of energy by using 2 generators. The principle behind its operation lies within the use of electricity to pump the water from the dam and stores it in Khao Yai Thiang and then releases it for electric production when the demand increases. This helps reduce the amount of CO2 for more than 260,000 ton per year.
The second phase of operation is Lam Takong Wind Turbine. It is the most promising site for electric production in Thailand. EGAT installs 12 wind turbines capable of producing 24 megawatts of energy. EGAT then builds this technology and converts it to be Wind hydrogen hybrid system, capable of producing 300 KW of energy. This process will help reducing the energy production from fossil fuel for 109.26 million liters and reduce the CO2 production by 264,148 tons per year. It corresponds with the government policy of sustainability and also contributes to the maximize the benefit from both the plant and the society due to the reduction of pollution and environmental impacts the society receiving from electric production.
This tour will show you the ingenuity of how they are able to adapt and manage the wind energy production to meet people’s demand and how they adapt new technology for real usage in the plant.
- The underground tunnel: This underground tunnel’s depth is approximately 350 meters. It comprises 2 water generators needed to pump water for electric production. The structure can withstand the earthquake up to 7 on the Richter scale. Also, the tunnel is not located on the focal point of the fault which makes it safer for the tunnel to receive less impact from the earthquake.
- Safety helmet are provided on site.
- Casual dress is recommended due to the climbing activities.